WHETHER you are learning Spanish to prepare for a vacation in Puerto Vallarta, to strengthen your job resume, or to just stimulate your mind, you will want to start with some basic Spanish words and phrases.

EnglishSpanishPronunciation
HelloHolaOH-lah
Good morningBuenos díasBWEH-nos DEE-as
Good afternoonBuenas tardesBWEH-nahs TAR-des
Good nightBuenas nochesBWEH-nahs NOH-chehs
GoodbyeAdiósah-DYOHS
Yessee
NoNonoh
Thank youGraciasGRAH-syahs
How are you?¿Cómo está?KOH-moh eh-STAH
Yes, please.Sí, por favor.SEE, por fah-BOR
No, thank you.No, gracias.NOH, GRAH-syahs
Excuse me.Disculpamedee-SKOOL-pah-me
I don't understand.No entiendonoh en-TYEHN-doh
How much is it?¿Cuanto cuesta?KWAN-toh KWEHS-tah
Where is . . .?¿Dónde está . . . ?DOHN-deh eh-STAH
Do you speak English?¿Habla usted inglés?AH-blah oo-STEHD een-GLEHS
Please write it down.Escríbalo, por favor.eh-SCREE-bah-loh, por fah-BOR
When?¿Cuando?KWAN-doh
Who?¿Quien?kyehn
Can you help me?¿Puede ayudarme?PWEH-deh ah-yoo-DAR-meh




An easy way to memorize Spanish words and phrases is to use flashcards. Click here to read about Spanish flashcards.



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